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  • ‘US VS. THEM’: RECRUITING WYOMINGITES FOR DOMESTIC FIGHT

    10/13/2020 10:05:50 PM PDT · by beaversmom · 10 replies
    Oil City News ^ | October 7, 2020 | The Oil City Staff
    October 6, 2020 by Jeff Victor, WyoFile On the evening of Sept. 25, between 100-150 people gathered at the Albany County Fairgrounds for an event that called on “ALL PATRIOTS” to “take back OUR town.” Current and aspiring local elected officials — including the chair of the Albany County Commission — spoke in advance of the headliner, John “Tig” Tiegen, who had come to educate the crowd on how to “help defend against domestic terrorists.” Tiegen was billed as a “hero from the Battle of Benghazi,” referring to his role in defending a United States diplomatic compound in Libya during...
  • GOP senator attacks Biden: 'I'm not sure what he recalls'

    09/23/2020 12:38:42 PM PDT · by RandFan · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/20 03:24 PM EDT | BY J. EDWARD MORENO
    Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wy.) took a jab at Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Tuesday, saying he’s “not sure what he recalls” about his time as Senate Judiciary Committee chairman. “I don’t know what Joe Biden remembers when you look back at the time when he played such a role in the hearings for Judge [Robert] Bork. He was the one who basically turned on what became a political circus,” Barrasso said at a Senate GOP press conference. His comments come as Senate GOP leaders move to fill a Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died...
  • Liz Cheney retweets Michael Beschloss showing “Lincoln honor(ing) fallen soldiers” at Gettysburg. Another Liz Cheney hit on Trump?

    09/08/2020 8:42:08 PM PDT · by rintintin · 37 replies
    Michael Beschloss retweeted by Liz Cheney ^ | Sep 3 2020 | Michael Beschloss retweeted by Liz Cheney
    Liz Cheney Retweeted Michael Beschloss @BeschlossDC President Lincoln honors fallen soldiers at Gettysburg, 1863: https://mobile.twitter.com/BeschlossDC/status/1301649385634308096
  • Yellowstone Park tanker crash spills 3,000 gallons of fuel

    08/28/2020 3:04:49 PM PDT · by LucyT · 13 replies
    NBC Montana ^ | Friday, August 28th 2020 | Associated Press
    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK — Yellowstone National Park administrators say a trailer hauling gasoline spilled about 3,000 gallons of gasoline after overturning in the park while en route to a delivery. The tandem trailer being hauled by a tanker overturned Thursday morning between Fishing Bridge and Mud Volcano in an area where the Grand Loop Road runs near the Yellowstone River, park officials said.
  • FEDERAL RESERVE Powell Set To Deliver ‘Profoundly Consequential’ Speech, Changing How The Fed Views Inflation

    08/24/2020 5:38:19 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 75 replies
    CNBC ^ | 08/24/20 | Jeff Cox
    Fed Chairman Jerome Powell will speak Thursday during a virtual version of the Fed’s annual Jackson Hole, Wyoming, conference. He is expected to outline what could be the central bank’s most active efforts ever to spur inflation back to a healthy level. “Average inflation” targeting means the Fed will allow inflation to run higher than normal for a period of time. The effort will be the reverse of former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker’s rate hikes instituted to quash inflation in the 1980s. History will remember Paul Volcker and Jerome Powell as standing on the opposite ends of the inflation canyon,...
  • Liz Cheney slams QAnon as 'dangerous lunacy' after Trump embraces followers of conspiracy theory

    08/20/2020 4:13:43 PM PDT · by rintintin · 79 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Aug 20 2020 | Andrew Blake
    House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney denounced the baseless, far-right QAnon conspiracy theory Thursday after President Trump embraced its proponents the day before. “QAnon is dangerous lunacy that should have no place in American politics,” said Ms. Cheney, Wyoming Republican and third-ranking member of the GOP in the House of Representatives.
  • Primary Night, Florida & Wyoming (open thread)

    08/18/2020 1:30:49 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 98 replies
    Self | August 18, 2020 | Self
    8-18 primaries Poll closing times below in thread WYoming US SEnate Cynthia Lummis (R) Robert Short (R) . Florida CD-15 Candidate Candidate Raised Ross Spano (R) • Incumbent $893,151 Scott Franklin (R) raised $505,906 . Florida CD-19, safe GOP, open Candidate Candidate Raised William Figlesthaler (R) $1,986,020 Dane Eagle (R) $707,727 Ford O’Connell (R) $160,371 Randy Henderson (R) $233,054 Byron Donalds (R) $773,083 Casey Askar (R) $3,656,256
  • Sheldon Adelson makes nice with Trump

    08/17/2020 2:26:39 AM PDT · by be-baw · 12 replies
    Axios ^ | August 16, 2020 | Jonathan Swan
    Despite a tense recent phone call with President Trump — first reported by the New York Times — the most important mega-donor in the Republican Party, Sheldon Adelson, has signaled he is poised to spend big to support the president. Behind the scenes: Last Monday morning a group of top Republican Party donors gathered at the Four Seasons resort in Jackson Hole, Wyo., for a Trump campaign fundraiser. The donors gathered in a hotel ballroom, set up like a Silicon Valley retreat, with a yogurt parfait station, according to sources in the room. A select few of the party's biggest...
  • Cheney calls pardoning Snowden 'unconscionable' after Trump says he's considering it

    08/16/2020 5:09:29 PM PDT · by RandFan · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/16/20 08:01 PM EDT | BY ARIS FOLLEY
    Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) said on Sunday that pardoning former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor and whistleblower Edward Snowden “would be unconscionable” after President Trump said he was considering the idea at a recent press conference. “Edward Snowden is a traitor. He is responsible for the largest and most damaging release of classified info in US history. He handed over US secrets to Russian and Chinese intelligence putting our troops and our nation at risk,” Cheney, the No. 3 Republican in the House, tweeted on Sunday afternoon, adding; “Pardoning him would be unconscionable.” A day before Cheney’s comments, Trump said...
  • Coal mines could store old turbine blades [ Wyoming ]

    08/16/2020 11:05:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Wyoming News Exchange ^ | August 15, 2020 | Camille Erickson
    Wind energy companies will have the option of using decommissioned wind turbine blades as backfill material when reclaiming surface coal mine sites soon, thanks to a new bill signed into law earlier this year. But first, the state needs to set the rules. ... The blades.. are made of fiberglass. Fiberglass is a tricky material that can’t be recycled or easily repurposed. And as utility companies look to replace aging wind turbines, the machines’ blades are being buried in stacks at a handful of landfills around the country, ... old mine sites to suddenly become a landfills, which could affect...
  • Liz Cheney vows to keep expressing differences with Trump after he criticizes her

    07/31/2020 11:51:28 AM PDT · by rintintin · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | July 23 2020 | Devan Cole
    Washington(CNN) President Donald Trump on Thursday joined Republicans who are publicly criticizing GOP Rep. Liz Cheney, who has broken with the President in regard to American military engagement overseas and support for Dr. Anthony Fauci during the coronavirus pandemic. Trump's tweet Thursday morning prompted Cheney to publicly insist that she will continue to advocate for her foreign policy views. Tensions between Cheney and House Republicans, which were aired during a conference meeting earlier this week, have illustrated intra-party divides not only over foreign policy but the extent to which congressional Republicans should remain in lockstep behind the President.
  • Cheney battle raises questions about House GOP's future

    07/25/2020 12:34:42 PM PDT · by RandFan · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/25/20 07:30 AM EDT | JULIEGRACE BRUFKE AND OLIVIA BEAVERS
    The fiery clash this week in the House between Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) and a group of conservative lawmakers has triggered a broader conversation among GOP members about the future path of the party and Cheney’s own political career. Cheney, a scion who rose to be the No. 3 House Republican by her second term in the House, found herself on the receiving end of attacks about her leadership style and loyalty to President Trump at a closed-door caucus meeting Tuesday. Members who witnessed the clash described it as a “coordinated attack” led by Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.),...
  • Rand Paul on Liz Cheney: 'I don't think she's good for the country'

    07/22/2020 11:21:37 PM PDT · by RandFan · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | 22 July | By Manu Raju
    Sen. Rand Paul, a long-time critic of Rep. Liz Cheney, joined the conservative pile-on of the Wyoming Republican, saying on Wednesday: "I don't think she's good for the country" and accused her of trying to "sabotage" President Donald Trump's foreign policy. Paul, a libertarian-minded Republican, has long sparred with Cheney, who supports hawkish views on national security. And asked about House conservatives lashing out at Cheney behind closed doors, Paul joined in on the criticism in an interview with CNN. "I mean she tries to sabotage everything he tries to do in foreign policy, so I don't know whether she's...
  • House Republicans air grievances against Liz Cheney over support for Dr. Fauci and splitting with Trump

    07/21/2020 11:02:33 AM PDT · by rintintin · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21 2020 | By Manu Raju and Haley Byrd
    Several House Republicans attacked House GOP Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming for supporting Dr. Anthony Fauci and splitting with President Donald Trump on a variety of issues over the past few months during a conference meeting Tuesday morning, a member who was in the room told CNN. Members including GOP Reps. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Thomas Massie of Kentucky, Chip Roy of Texas, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Scott Perry of Pennsylvania and Ralph Norman of South Carolina all chimed in to air grievances against Cheney. Gaetz and Massie complained about Cheney supporting a primary challenge...
  • Conservatives clash with Cheney over support for Fauci, Massie primary opponent

    07/21/2020 10:21:55 AM PDT · by RandFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/21/20 01:01 PM EDT | BY JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Conservative lawmakers clashed with House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) on Tuesday over her support of Anthony Fauci and for previously backing a primary challenger to Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.)Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Chip Roy (R-Texas) got in a heated argument with Cheney at a closed-door GOP meeting described by one source in the room as "a war zone," with lawmakers raising their voices during the confrontation. Tensions flared when members were allowed to step up to microphones in the room to raise questions and concerns. Gaetz asked about the House GOP leadership’s policy on...
  • Rep. Matt Gaetz calls for Liz Cheney to step down from leadership position

    07/21/2020 9:30:52 AM PDT · by RandFan · 25 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 21 | Rep. Matt Gaetz
    @mattgaetzLiz Cheney has worked behind the scenes (and now in public) against @realDonaldTrump and his agenda. House Republicans deserve better as our Conference Chair. Liz Cheney should step down or be removed. #MAGA
  • Pentagon: US has withdrawn from 5 bases in Afghanistan after Taliban agreement

    07/15/2020 1:05:29 PM PDT · by bitt · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7/14/2020 | Justin Wise
    The Defense Department announced Tuesday that U.S. troops have withdrawn from five military bases and reduced the size of its forces in Afghanistan as part of the agreement reached with the Taliban in February. Pentagon chief spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement that "U.S. forces in Afghanistan remain in the mid-8,000s and five bases formerly occupied by U.S. forces have been transferred to our Afghan partners." "We maintain the capabilities and authorities necessary to protect ourselves, our Allies and partners, and US national interests," Hoffman said. "We will continue to execute our counterterrorism mission while simultaneously supporting the 38-nation...
  • Biggs, Massie call on Trump to remove troops from Afghanistan

    07/08/2020 11:21:37 AM PDT · by RandFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 8 | BY JULIEGRACE BRUFKE
    Two House conservatives are calling on President Trump to “immediately withdraw" all troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, arguing the country needs to stop engaging in “endless wars.” In a letter sent to President Trump on Tuesday, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) said keeping a military presence in the region could mean a loss of power for the U.S. “Throughout your entire presidency, you have worked tirelessly to Make America Great Again. We are confident you will repeat this feat again after this pandemic. However, the United States will not remain a great power for...
  • SCOOP: Liz Cheney votes with Democrats to stop Trump's withdrawal from Afghanistan

    07/07/2020 7:57:47 AM PDT · by RandFan · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | July 7 | Ryan James Girdusky
    @RyanGirdusky SCOOP: Here are the House Republicans who voted for the amendment to try and stop President Trump's withdrawal from Afghanistan: Thornberry, Wilson, Bishop, Turner, Rogers, Conoway, Lamborn, Wittman, Hartzler, Cook, Stefanik, Gallagher, Bacon, Cheney, Mitchell, Bergman, Waltz Here are the House Republicans who voted WITH @realDonaldTrump on Afghanistan: Brooks, Byrne, Banks, DesJarlais, Brown, Abraham, Kelly, Gaetz, Scott Here are the Democrats who joined them: Khanna, Gabbard Here are the Dems that voted against leaving Afghanistan: Smith, Davis, Langevin, Larsen, Cooper, Courtney, Garamendi, Speier, Norcross, Gallego, Moulto, Carbajal, Brown, Keating, Vela Jr., Kim, Horn, Cisneros, Houlhan, Crow, Torres Small, Slotkin,...
  • Liz Cheney, a key voice in House Republican leadership, increasingly breaks with Trump

    07/04/2020 10:43:05 PM PDT · by rintintin · 58 replies
    Via KXLY ^ | July 4 | Sunlen Serfaty
    Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the third ranking Republican in the House, is publicly taking on President Donald Trump — and unlike with most of his other critics, the President seems wary to hit back. Cheney, who is the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, has broken with Trump on policy before, but she has become increasingly outspoken in recent months. This week, she demanded to know why Trump was unaware of intelligence pointing to Russian bounties on American and coalition troops in Afghanistan. And last week, she indirectly took a swipe at Trump by tweeting a picture of...